12 Ways to Master Small Talk

12 Ways to Master Small Talk - How to Master Small Talk - Guide to Making Conversation // ew & pt

If there’s one thing you will be forced to take part in no matter what age you are, it’s small talk. Learn how to master small talk and you shall prosper. Well, probably. It takes two people to have a conversation (unless you’re talking to yourself), so remember you can only do so much when it comes to good conversation.

Lately, I’ve been preparing for a lot of small talk. Next weekend I’ll be attending a wedding as a plus-one date and a few weeks later I’ll be starting a new internship and meeting plenty of new people. Small talk is often dreaded, but it’s necessary and easy once you get the hang of it.

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How to Make the Most of Sundays in College

How to Make the Most of Sundays in College - Making the Most of Sundays in College For A Better Week

You might have already read my post, 8 Ways to Get The Most out of College” but now let’s talk about the start of the week…Sunday! The day of rest. The day before your week really begins. The day before the dreaded Monday (although personally, I don’t mind Mondays).

Sundays in college are often days of catching up with all of the homework you let pile up over the weekend, but it has the potential to be so much more. Here’s how to make the most of Sundays in college without losing your mind.

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How to Deal with FOMO In College

How to Deal with FOMO In College - Dealing with FOMO in college // eyeliner wings & pretty things

It’s a Thursday night and nothing in the world sounds more appealing than putting pajamas on and lying in your bed to watch re-runs of Friends. It’s Friday night and nothing sounds as awful as sitting in to write your Psych paper but it’s due tomorrow morning and you simply have to get it done. Meanwhile, social excursions and hangouts galore are happening around you. It seems like everyone except you is doing something exciting or being social.

Sometimes you just want or need to stay in and the sounds and sights of everyone else is distracting and causes a sinking feeling that you’re missing out. In college, there’s a definite pressure to be constantly socializing and doing something. For me, this was one of the hardest things to deal with during freshman year. How can you spend time alone doing little to nothing when there are people everywhere? 

FOMO (fear of missing out) in college was something that always ate away at me and, while it still does, I’ve learned to focus on the roots of it and figure out methods to end it or make it less intense. Now, I’m going to share them with you, because you won’t wanna miss out on this haha, see what I did there? Missing out? Yeah. Anyway.

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The Ultimate Guide to Decluttering Your Wardrobe

The Ultimate Guide to Decluttering Your Wardrobe - Minimalist Wardrobe - Cleaning Out Wardrobe - ew & pt

I love how most of the posts I write on here are essentially me just giving advice to me while also giving this advice to others. Anyone who knows me that reads this is probably like, “Paige. You’re the worst wardrobe hoarder I know. Your closet bleeds cotton and your drawers won’t even close. How the hell are you writing a post about this?”

Great point. I see you. I hear you. The thing is, I know what I’m doing wrong and I know how to not hoard my wardrobe. This weekend I threw away twenty bottles of nail polish and I’m on a HIGH, people. I’m feeling motivated to minimize my life. I keep jokingly announcing to everyone that I’m becoming a minimalist but I’m lowkey serious. This is the next step.

I’m not preaching to you, I’m here with you. Let’s do this together. Let’s stop hoarding clothes. Let’s get into decluttering your wardrobe (and mine).

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